IWF appoints Michael Irani as interim president

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The Worldwide Weightlifting Federation on Friday introduced the appointment of Michael Irani as its interim president.

Irani is chair of the IWF Medical Committee and a former chair of the IWF Anti-Doping Fee. He has intensive expertise of the struggle towards doping and in safeguarding athlete welfare, IWF stated on its web site.

“I’m grateful to the IWF Govt Board for entrusting me with the presidency on an interim foundation. I don’t intend to face as a candidate for the IWF President place sooner or later, so I can focus totally on the reforms main as much as a transparent and clear IWF Congress,” stated Irani.

Welcoming the formation of the IWF Athletes’ Fee, whose chairperson shall be invited to take part in all future board conferences, Irani and the IWF EB dedicated to attaining to additional progress in governance and constitutional reforms, and to implement the modifications as quickly as potential.

“I’m assured we are able to obtain an formidable reform program,” stated Irani. “And as an encouraging signal, I’m happy to notice the IWF Govt Board has determined to increase our settlement with the Worldwide Testing Company for the entire of the following Olympic cycle, till 2024. This can allow us to proceed the profitable cooperation by which the ITA has managed the IWF’s sturdy anti-doping exercise, in a means that’s unbiased from us as the game’s governing physique,” he added.

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